Warmth of Water

Autumn’s morning dew prompts remembrance

Somewhere, an aside
to the warmth of water
on a cold day
struck a chord inside

How moisture softens
temperature’s shock
raises season’s scents    
eases brittle drought  

Dew of autumn’s dawn
yet to turn to frost   
holds bits of air—
relative warmth contained

Reminds of life despite
winter’s bitter perils
invigorates desire  
supports resistance    

Its place in nature, stolid
self-nurturer, cold dew
serves purpose: protects
live plants, nourishes

Dewed flower petals sparkle  
top-off enflamed hues
excite burrowing minds  
allay seasonal blues

Dew’s warm water
held in suspension
prompt strolls, open eyes
enhances vision

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Poems & Poetic Prose


Patterns: An Exercise (and Poem)

Open a new tab and type “patterns” into Google:

Isn’t that nice? (Click on “Images” if they didn’t automatically appear in results.)

Patterns naturally attract the eye by way of a brain’s functional learning mechanisms. Patterns invigorate the mind with a quenching sense of satisfaction. The brain ‘notices’ new material and processes the information in an effort to find a familiar pattern; thus, the brain ‘learns’ what to manifest in its body . . . whether any action is needed.

The brain functions to maintain equilibrium, and to do so it must solve problems. New patterns are new problems, which serve to prime the mind for intense, immediate output or delayed response efficiency.

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Perhaps this explains why we crave the ocean, or a lake, or practically any body or form of water. We identify so closely with its qualities of generally orderly appearance (on the surface, including any waves), known places of chaos beneath, moving to rectify, until achieving a state that is natural, sustainable.

What is true for nature is true for us as well, for we are part of nature and operate most efficiently when we are in tune with it. By “it”, is meant wherever we find ourselves: a lake vacation or a day in the office.


aquatic rippling, disturbance effect
attracts integral confusion

chaotic state induces communion
waving, crashing, reading one’s disruptions

swirling, salted chaos crumbles artifice
levels emotion, working new information

elemental patterns, stability
basic glue, regularity

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